In response to Rob Slane: Obama’s greatest achievement. Now conservatives can also hate America, Groan wrote:
I hope many politicians read this, in particular the clear explanation of Marxism. Within those two paragraphs are the project whose aim is to sweep away all “old” values and structures. Not just economic but more particularly social structures and values. Read this and see what willing dupes “modernisers” have been. Undermining marriage, moral codes, religious belief, patriotism. Liberalising relationships between men and women and the generations are all part of the same programme of cultural revolution.
I really think that many do genuinely believe they are being good as each “modernisation” makes things more “free”. Yet it is all of a piece until nothing means anything and the only ideas and actions are those sanctioned and directed by an all knowing elite. Patriotism is just one of the values to be trashed.
There has indeed been and continues to be a “long march” through the social institutions that make societies really hard to direct. This long march of cultural revolution is purposeful and takes every opportunity to undermine the very things that support diverse and therefore unruly democracy. The idea is to achieve Broken Britain (and world of course) as then it’s easy to seem to “fix” it through uniformity. “Year Zero”, “The Cultural Revolution”, “Great Leap Forward”, “Third Reich” – the list of extreme forms of this idea litters the last century.
The learning from these disasters was not to stop the march to the eternal classless society but to concentrate strategy and tactics on ways in which the destruction of social relationships and institutions can be achieved without extinction (as the advent of nuclear weapons appeared to if one caused too big a direct fight).
When exposed to this theory and programme at university in the 1970s it did seem preposterously ambitious and fanciful. Yet decades later I marvel at its accuracy and effectiveness. As predicted a bourgeois elite has happily cooperated in the process of destroying their own societies. Even now one can see the shift in support for Islam (a tool in undermining other religious groups ) by the Left. Eventually that too will be pressured to “modernise” and lose its power as a social institution.
Looking back I have to say it’s hats off to those cultural revolutionary class warriors I thought so foolish.